State-of-the-Art Plenary Lecture # 4
Donald Glass, MD/PhD
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
Title: Keloids: Aberrant Wound Healing/Inflammatory Fibroproliferative Disorder
Originally from the Bahamas, Dr. Donald Glass earned his medical degree and Ph.D. in Molecular and Human Genetics at Baylor College of Medicine. He then completed his residency in dermatology and his postdoctoral training at UT Southwestern, the latter in the lab of Helen Hobbs, MD and Jonathan Cohen, PhD. He is board certified by the American Board of Dermatology, and joined the faculty in the Department of Dermatology at UT Southwestern in 2013.
Dr. Glass’ main research interest is in understanding how keloids (exuberant scarring of the skin) occur and in finding the genes, genetic alterations and signaling pathways critical to keloid pathogenesis. Keloids occur disproportionately in skin of color, and the ability to develop keloids can be inherited within families. Dr. Glass is compiling a registry of individuals and families affected by keloids in order to obtain samples and information to study keloids further. His work is supported by the National Institutes of Health, the Dermatology Foundation and UT Southwestern.